Thank you Bernhard. I'm fairly certain that I'm pushing down on the strings too hard; the problem is getting the fingers in the proper spot while so close in proximity to one another. It seems so difficult at this early stage. I feel like I have to press down hard or I get fret buzz, typically on only one of the strings in a chord.Bernhard Heimann wrote:Hi Doug!
Here's only my personal opinion (I am no guitar teacher or professional):
- Decide if you prefer classical guitar or acoustic (steel string) guitar - at least for now. This decision will be influenced by the
kind of music you'll like to play. As you noted, these two instruments are different beasts.
- Find a teacher for your instrument - self teaching as a beginner may lead to errors limiting your development and that are
hard to correct later on - it may take years to unlearn "bad" habits.
For classical guitar:
- If you cannot find or afford a teacher, you might look at the free guitar course offered here in the forum:
Online classical guirar lessons
BTW: Most beginners tend to press the string much too hard, much more than is needed to produce a clear tone.
Look at your fingernails of the fretting hand: are they changing their color, when you press the string? If so, you
probably use too much force.
This forum is a platform for all classical guitar players - we have courses with level D01 (absolute beginner) and we have professional concertIf at this stage of my learning it is inappropriate for me to post in these forums, please let me know. I will completely understand.
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